Originally written on Rubbings Racing  |  Last updated 2/25/13
Photo Credit: John Harrelson/NASCAR via Getty Images By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical The 55th annual Daytona 500 is in the books, and we saw just about everything. The race was packed-full of drama. The action on the track was exciting, and the crashes were breathtaking. In the end we saw 28 lead changes among 14 different drivers, and when the dust settled there was a familiar face in victory lane. A race like this has so many things that you can write about obviously, but five things stood out as things fans should remember about this race for years to come. 1. Danica Patrick Makes History, and Even More History I admit it. I myself have doubted Danica Patrick’s ability to make the transition from Indy Car to NASCAR in the past, but what she did Sunday in the Daytona 500 was nothing short of phenomenal. In basically her first attempt at the Daytona 500 — her first Daytona 500 start ended on lap one in 2012 — Danica captured the pole for the Great American Race, an...
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